27th August 2021
We are thrilled to announce that IPRT, along with our partners NIACRO (Northern Ireland Association for the Care and Resettlement of Offenders), have been awarded funding through the All-Island Fund, by The Community Foundation for Ireland and The Community Foundation for Northern Ireland.
20th August 2021
Barry Lenihan reports on capacity issues facing the Central Mental Hospital (CMH), speaking to Prof Harry Kennedy and IPRT’s Molly Joyce.
12th August 2021
The Mid-Year Progress Report on Justice Plan 2021 was published in August, and details the progress made so far to achieve 5 goals - or 240 actions - identified in the Justice Action Plan 2021 published earlier this year.
11th August 2021
MEDIA ADVISORY: IPRT has welcomed the announcement of the establishment of the new statutory Parole Board and the commencement of the Parole Act 2019 by the Minister for Justice, but concerns remain around engagement with rehabilitative services.
6th August 2021
The Census Reports show a worrying increase in the number of people held in solitary confinement, but a welcome increase in the number of people accommodated in single cells.
3rd August 2021
MEDIA ADVISORY: Prison inspection reports warn that while restrictions in Irish prisons have limited the spread of COVID-19, a “sense of complacency” could be setting in across prisons, with the Office of the Inspector of Prisons voicing concerns that increased restrictions risk becoming “the new norm”.
Respect for rights in the penal system with prison as a last resort.